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1 Abdullah, Achmed. (with) Pakenham, T. Compton. THE HONOURABLE GENTLEMAN AND OTHERS.
NY PUTNAM. 1919 First Edition. Cloth Dust Jacket Included 
Close to fine in gold colored cloth covers, lacking the rare dj. (Only the lightest degree of shelfwear to covers) 
Price: 45.00 USD
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2 Babcock, Dwight V. THE GORGEOUS GHOUL.
KNOPF. NY 1941 1941 1st Edition Hardcover Dust Jacket Included 
First Edition. A near fine copy in a Vg.+ to Nf. dj. (Traces of offsetting to endpapers & pastedowns. Very shallow chipping at spine ends. Spine on dj. is mildly age toned) Black Mask writer's SECOND novel. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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3 Bezzerides, A.I. And, Richards, Sylvia. CANNIBALS.
1982 First Edition. 
Unproduced SCRIPT. SIGNED by A.I. Bezzerides on the title page. About fine in red card covers, in bradbound mechanically reproduced sheets. Bezzerides is best known for his novels "Long Haul" and "Thieves' Market." Both made into memorable films.  
Price: 250.00 USD
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4 Biggers, Earl Derr. THE SECOND FLOOR MYSTERY. (Based on the Novel "The Agony Column.")
NY GROSSET & DUNLAP. 1930 First Edition. Hardcover Dust Jacket Included 
Photoplay Edition. Near fine in a Vg.+ dj. designed by renowned illustrator Mach Tey. (Head of spine on cloth discolored. Clear tape repairs at edges of spine & front cover. Shallow chipping at spine ends. "The" missing in title. 1 1/2"-inch tear & small chip at base of front cover of dj.) Illustrated with photos from the film starring Loretta Young & Grant Withers in text. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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5 Block, Lawrence. THE SINS OF THE FATHERS.
NY DELL. 1976 First Edition. 
A paperback original. INSCRIBED by Lawrence Block to two different individuals with some sly comments. Fine in pictorial printed wrappers. THIRD Matt Scudder. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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6 Cain, James M. & MacDonald, Ross. (Contributors) JEALOUS WOMAN.
NY: AVON. 1950 1950 First Edition. 
A trade-size paperback original. Fine in stapled pictorial printed wrappers. Rare this nice. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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7 Cain, Paul. (Text) Faust, Irvin. (Afterword) FAST ONE.
CARBONDALE SOUTHERN ILLINOIS. 1978 First Edition. 
First New Edition (after the original first printing by Doubleday in 1933) Fine in a close to fine priceclipped dj. (Couple of short edge nicks & traces of light shelfwear to dj.) 
Price: 100.00 USD
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8 Christie, Agatha. CROOKED HOUSE.
LONDON COLLINS. 1949 First Edition. 
Very good+ in a Vg.+ dj. (Traces of foxing at edges. Several short tears & touches of shelf wear to edges of dj.) A quite presentable copy. 
Price: 275.00 USD
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9 Deighton, Len. BOMBER.
CAPE. LONDON 1970 1970 First Edition. 
Close to near fine in a Nf. dj. (Edges very mildly shelfsoiled. Top edge somewhat faded. A few short edge tears & a small trace of rubbing on front cover. Spine unfaded!) British spy novelist Derek Marlowe's copy with his bookplate on the front endpaper.  
Price: 150.00 USD
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10 Dunning, John. DENVER.
TIMES BOOKS. NY 1980 1980 First Edition. Soft Cover Very Good Signed by Author(s)
UNCORRECTED PROOF. SIGNED & dated in 1987 by author John Dunning on the half-title page. A very good+ copy in pale yellow printed wrappers. (Rubbing to covers. A few small nicks in covers. Light stain on rear cover. Faint stains on preliminary pages) An uncommon galley. 
Price: 350.00 USD
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11 Dunning, John. TWO O'CLOCK EASTERN WARTIME.
NY SCRIBNER. 2001 First Edition. Soft Cover Fine Signed by Author(s)
ADVANCE READING COPY. SIGNED & dated in December of 2000 by John Dunning in silver ink on the title page. Fine in pictorial printed wrappers. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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12 Ellroy, James. White Jazz.
New York Knopf 1992 0-679-41449-5 / 9780679414490 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
SIGNED by James Ellroy with this sentiment- "L. A. Slashout!" on front endpaper. Fine in fine DJ. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 349 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 100.00 USD
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13 Gardner, Erle Stanley. THE CASE OF THE BORROWED BRUNETTE.
MORROW. NY 1946 1946 First Edition. Hardcover Dust Jacket Included 
Fine in a Vg.+ dj. (Shallow chipping at spine ends. No loss to titles. Interior tape mend. Two one inch tears at seam of spine & rear panel. Spine on dj. somewhat age darkened , but still perfectly readable) 
Price: 100.00 USD
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14 Gardner, Erle Stanley. THE CASE OF THE FAN DANCER'S HORSE.
MORROW. NY 1947 1947 First Edition. Hardcover Dust Jacket Included 
Close to fine in a Vg.+ or better dj. (Some interior tape mends to dj. Couple of tiny edge chips & spots of rubbing to dj. ) Bright unfaded copy. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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15 Gardner, Erle Stanley. THE CASE OF THE GOLDDIGGER'S PURSE.
NY MORROW. 1945 First Edition. Cloth Dust Jacket Included 
Near fine in a very good+ dj. (Bookplate underneath dj. flap on front pastedown. Some tears & small chips at edges of spine & corners. Couple of horizontal creases at upper portion of front cover. Only the mildest discoloration to orange hue on spine of dj.) Perry Mason. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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16 Gardner, Erle Stanley. THE CASE OF THE LONELY HEIRESS.
MORROW. NY 1948 1948 First Edition. Hardcover Dust Jacket Included 
Fine in a Vg.+ dj. (Spine on dj. lightly discolored, though still perfectly readable. Touches of shelfwear at edges. One internal tape mend) 
Price: 100.00 USD
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17 Gardner, Erle Stanley. THE CASE OF THE NEGLIGENT NYMPH.
MORROW. NY 1950 1950 First Edition. Hardcover Dust Jacket Included 
Fine in a Vg.+ or better dj. (Short edge tears in dj. Tiny nicks at edges. A few rubbed spots on rear panel. Overall, a nice bright copy) 
Price: 125.00 USD
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18 Gardner, Erle Stanley. THE CASE OF THE RESTLESS REDHEAD.
MORROW. NY 1954 1954 First Edition. Hardcover Dust Jacket Included 
Close to fine in a Vg. dj. (A few corners mildly bumped. Some chipping at spine ends. Short edge tears) 
Price: 75.00 USD
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19 Gardner, Erle Stanley. THE CASE OF THE SILENT PARTNER.
MORROW. NY 1940 
First Edition. Near fine in a Vg.+ dj. (Interior edges of dj. are tape reinforced. The tape is only discernable at the edges of the dj. flaps. Mild rub spot on rear endpaper. Orange hue on spine of dj . has largely faded to green)  
Price: 350.00 USD
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20 Gardner, Erle Stanley. THE CASE OF THE SINGING SKIRT.
MORROW. NY 1959 1959 First Edition. Hardcover Dust Jacket Included 
REVIEW COPY. (Slip laid-in) Near fine in a Nf. dj. (Mild bumping to corners. A few nicks & edge tears in dj.) Actress Barbara Hale as 'Della Street' is pictured on the back panel. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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